During four days, the PUCRS Center of Events housed one of the largest free software events in the world. The 12th International Free Software Forum - fisl12 gathered participants from 12 countries who reunited in Porto Alegre the latest developments in free software.
Piracy and anti-piracy in Brazil: myths, data and facts, was the subject of a speech today in the 12th International Free Software Forum - fisl12. Oona Castro, executive director of Overmundo Institute, spoke about the piracy-fighting system in Brazil and the rewrite of the brazilian Copyright Law. She mentioned the implications of copyright with educational resoucres, art production, access to culture and consumers rights.
What is, what it was, and where free software is going to, was the subject of Eustaquio Mendes Guimarães in the last day of fisl12. Besides remembering and explaining how free software was created and works in society generating profit and reducing expenses, he also mentioned the public petition and the open letter to the federal government that were created to demand for more support from the federal government.
Today is the last day of fisl12, and to label the end of one more edition a traditional closure will happen at 6PM in the theather of building 40. There will have a souvenir's lottery and the forum organization will divulgue the event's oficial information, as the participadors' number, biggest convoy, data traffic and number of visitants on the fisl12 website.
The brazilian proverb "It is worth it to be a quiet wise man than a bad informed parrot" proved its value in these last days. Recently, the mass midia explored the attacks to government websites in different ways, mentioning even Wikileaks as a moving element to these actions.